Opinions

  • Ongoing (updated on 21/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 25/01/2023
    Reference
    CCMI/213-EESC-2023
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Cyprus
    (Germany
    Plenary session number
    585
    -

    The European Union has close to 182 million hectares of forests covering 43% of its land area and these forest areas are one of Europe's most important renewable resources. EU forests are exceptionally diverse, with a large variety of forest types, characteristics and ownership structures. They provide multiple benefits for society and the economy whilst being a major source of biodiversity.

    EESC opinion: Towards a comprehensive strategy for the EU wood industry
  • Ongoing (updated on 21/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 17/05/2022
    Reference
    NAT/871-EESC
    Employers - GR I
    Romania
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Ireland
  • Ongoing (updated on 21/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 24/10/2023
    Reference
    SOC/784-EESC
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Germany
    Plenary session number
    587
    -
  • Ongoing (updated on 21/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 25/04/2023
    Reference
    NAT/911-EESC
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Ireland
    Plenary session number
    586
    -
  • Ongoing (updated on 21/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 24/10/2023
    Reference
    TEN/825-EESC
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Spain
    Plenary session number
    586
    -
  • Ongoing (updated on 21/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 24/10/2023
    Reference
    NAT/918-EESC
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Spain
    Plenary session number
    588
    -

    EESC opinion NAT/918 - Revision of the animal welfare legislation

  • Ongoing (updated on 21/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 24/10/2023
    Reference
    CCMI/221-EESC
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Croatia
    (Germany
    Plenary session number
    586
    -

    On 24 October 2023 the European Commission adopted a set of actions to better prevent and mitigate critical medicine shortages in the EU. Recent critical shortages, including of certain antibiotics last winter, show that continued coordinated action is needed to address supply challenges and to make Europe's medicine supply chains more resilient in the long run. The main objective of the Communication is to prevent and mitigate critical shortages at EU level, focusing in particular on the most critical medicines, for which security of supply in the EU must be ensured at all times.

  • Ongoing (updated on 21/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 24/10/2023
    Reference
    ECO/634-EESC-2023
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Romania
    Plenary session number
    585
    -

    Every year in February, the EESC adopts an opinion on Annual Sustainable Growth Survey, which the Commission usually presents at the end of November in the year before. This communication outlines the economic and employment policy priorities for the EU for the following 12 months, with a view to mitigating the negative impacts of the energy shocks in the short term and to foster sustainable growth and increase the EU’s resilience in the medium term. The structured approach, like in previous years, centres around the four dimensions of competitive sustainability and in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The ASGS also continues to guide Member States in the implementation of the national Recovery and Resilience Plans (RRPs). The EESC's opinion on the ASGS 2024 is due to be adopted at the plenary session of 24-25 February 2024.

    EESC opinion: Annual Sustainable Growth Survey 2024
  • Ongoing (updated on 21/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 25/04/2023
    Reference
    SOC/773-EESC
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Germany
    Workers - GR II
    Spain
    Plenary session number
    587
    -
  • Ongoing (updated on 21/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 18/01/2024
    Reference
    SOC/798-EESC
    Workers - GR II
    Spain
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Lithuania